It is HOT in Chicago in August, and we don’t just mean the weather. This city is on fire with neighborhood festivals. From world-renowned music festivals to fingerlicking food festivals. There is literally something for everyone to enjoy this month, and it looks like it’s going to be another stellar summer month in the Windy City. This past weekend we welcomed the annual Windy City Smokeout, a weekend-long tailgate features amazing food, music, and fun! The festival draws in industry top names and famous bbq from all over the country. We also saw Market Days, an iconic Pride event that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community each year in Chicago’s most colorful neighborhood. This all-day street festival takes place in the Northhalsted area, formerly known as Boystown. Features include live music on multiple stages, unique vendors, DJs, dancing and more. Below you’ll find out what’s ahead!
The Edison Park Fest supports local businesses and raises funds for the community. The festival features a carnival, food, music and fun for all ages
Ribfest Chicago celebrates BBQ with live music, family fun, and delicious food. It has been featured in local and national media, and Ribfest Chicago invites all Chicagoland BBQ masters to compete for the title of “Best Ribs” and “People’s Choice.”
Named one of the top spots to hit when the weather is hot and awarded for its cultural relevance, Sundays on State is always a good idea! Join locals in Chicago’s Loop for this free, interactive block party featuring art, culture, shopping, dining, and more.
Sip sangria while enjoying the culture of Latin America at this annual festival, which includes music, dancing, and food. Dust off your dancing shoes, the artist lineup looks hot, hot, hot!
This arts-centric fest has taken over the streets of Rogers Park for the past 20 years, featuring 120+ artists, open studios, and live entertainment on two outdoor stages.
Get a taste of Chicago’s vibrant Greektown with lively bands, dance troupes, and tons of traditional food. As most Chicagoans know, this strip of Halsted has been the epicenter of the city’s acclaimed Greek restaurant scene for decades.